Libraries to offer virtual sessions on geospatial data and software in March

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania — Penn State University Libraries will host two virtual information sessions in March to introduce users to geospatial resources, software applications and data resources. Open to all Penn State faculty, staff, and students, these sessions are designed to introduce users to the resources available at Penn State and the expertise available at university libraries.

In addition to these sessions, users are encouraged to schedule in-person and virtually individual research consultations offered by the Penn State University Libraries Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information.

Introduction to GIS data and software

March 1, 4-5 p.m. — Zoom Recording

This session will introduce participants to geospatial data from US and international sources, as well as information about accessing geospatial software at Penn State, including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS ArcMap, and ArcGIS Pro. Other geospatial applications available at Penn State University libraries will also be highlighted, including Social Explorer, SimplyAnalytics, and PolicyMap. Presenter: Tara Anthony, GIS Specialist.

Introduction to ArcGIS Online, Story Maps, and Instant Apps

March 15, 4-5 p.m. — Zoom Recording

This session will introduce attendees to ArcGIS Online, including Web Maps, StoryMaps, and Apps. Users authenticate with the Penn State ArcGIS Online Account with their Penn State credentials to access geospatial data from authoritative sources as well as user-generated content, and to create their own content. These applications and data sources are applicable to several disciplines. More information about ArcGIS Online is available at Maps and Geospatial: ArcGIS Online Guide. Presenter: Tara Anthony, GIS Specialist.

For more information, contact Anthony at 814-863-5753 or [email protected] prior to your participation.

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